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An open letter from our Executive Director

To All our Friends, Partners and Supporters

The purpose of this letter is to notify you that the doors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi will remain open. The agency has secured financial support from the Department of Human Services (DHS) to continue our mentoring program.  The funding from DHS has been monumental in helping us remain committed to impacting the youth in Mississippi.

We remain committed to our unique brand of one-to-one, professionally supported youth mentoring. We are devoted to maintaining our reputation as the most trusted, most respected, most visible, most innovative, and most effective, life changing mentoring organization in the state of Mississippi.

We have some very exciting days that lay ahead of us. Our plan is to stay active, inclusive, trustworthy, empowering, inspiring and committed to the children that we serve across the state.

We aim to foster a culture of commitment by focusing our efforts on:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Partnership and collaboration
  • Continuous learning
  • Proven effectiveness through research and evaluation, and high performance
  • Financial sustainability

Although MDHS has decided to reinstate some of our funding, we still need more financial support to help serve the large number of children we have on our waiting list. We are asking that you donate if you can Big or Small!

Thank each and every one of you for your unwavering support. We look forward to BIG matches, BIG engagement, BIG visibility, and BIG growth.

Feel free to contact me or our office anytime!


Let’s make it happen,

Chris Burkett, CEO

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Wells Fargo Foundation supports BBBSMS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi is proud to announce that we have received a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.  It is through the generosity of organizations like Wells Fargo that we can continue to provide the children of Mississippi with professionally supported Mentors.  Thank you for making a Big Impact!

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Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi at the Rock!

We are selling tickets to the hottest games this season.  Saturday, August 31st the Golden Eagles take on the Braves of Alcorn State in the season opener for both teams. Here is a link to purchase tickets to the Alcorn State game!  

On Saturday, October 12th, the Golden Eagles take on North Texas over Homecoming!  Here is the link to purchase Homecoming Tickets!

Come and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi and the Golden Eagles.

BBBSMS and Arby's

We at BBBSMS want to thank the good folks at Arby's for again helping to raise money for our programs.  Stop by their two locations in Jackson and donate a dollar to our program.  Their locations are on High street and Highway 80 near the Metro Center Mall.  

Thank you Arby's for you support!

Metro Skating Party

Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Golf Outing a success!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi's first Charitable Golf outing was a resounding success.  The course looked great and from the scores posted played just as well.  We look forward to seeing even more of you next October at the 2nd Annual Charitable Golf Outing.

Program Specialist of the Year

Angie Owen (left) is from Tupelo office. She won Program Specialist of the year in 2015. She is a very hard working and dedicated program specialist. Nancy Hullum (right) is from the Pine Belt office. She won Program Specialist of the year in 2016. Nancy has a love for children and always has since she is a retired teacher. She gives her very last to the kids. Let’s congratulate these two great Program Specialists. Thank you for all that you do.